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Sanna Name Meaning

Italian (Sardinian): nickname for someone with prominent front teeth, from sanna ‘large, protruding tooth’. Dutch: metronymic from a reduced form of the Biblical female name Susanna. Greek (Sannas): occupational name for a seller of hay, from sano ‘hay’, from Slavic seno.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Nanna, Manna, Anna, Hanna, Senna, Danna, Sanda, Sand, Sann, Santa

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Where is the Sanna family from?

You can see how Sanna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sanna family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sanna families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Sanna families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 69% of all the recorded Sanna's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sanna families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sanna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sanna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sanna. 39% of Sanna men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Sanna women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sanna were Mechanic and Operator.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • New Worker
    17%
  • Presser
    12%
  • Mechanic
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Operator
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sanna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sanna census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sanna. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 714 military records available for the last name Sanna. For the veterans among your Sanna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sanna lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sanna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Sanna in 1950 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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